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Monday, July 28, 2014
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The Nassau County Legislature’s seven-member, bipartisan rules committee unanimously passed a plan on July 18 to implement a long-term contract for the control of the county’s wastewater system. Promising to save taxpayers roughly $240 million over the next 20 years ... more
The Central Nassau Athletic Association U-11 softball tournament team won the titles for District 32 and Section 6 in the Williamsport Little League Tournament. more
Every day, Robbie Twible needs his bandages changed. The 12-year- old soon-to-be eighth-grader at W.T. Clarke Middle School has epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin disease that causes severe blistering all over his body. The bandages protect him from further scarring, and removing them is a slow, painful process, said his mother, Kathy Twible (rhymes with bible). But there’s one thing that helps distract Robbie from the pain: listening to Justin Timberlake. more
On Wednesday, July 23 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, American Idol will hold the “producer’s round” of auditions, where Idol hopefuls, ages 15 to 28, are welcome to share their talent and sing their way to celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. more
The driver of a 2012 Subaru Outback lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the divider and all three eastbound lanes of Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow at 7:08 p.m. on July 21, struck two utility poles and the SUV overturned, police said. more
The older adults participating in the Town of Hempstead’s Senior Writing Workshop presented their original works recently at the Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts. more
A Long Island Rail Road strike has been averted. The MTA and LIRR unions signed an agreement on Thursday at 1:38 p.m. "We have settled a four-year dispute," Governor Cuomo said at a news conference at his New York City office on Thursday at 1:26 p.m. (Governor's full statement at the end of this news report.) more
Commuters at the Bellmore-Merrick train stations, stations also used by East Meadow residents, said on Monday that they were growing increasingly anxious as salary and benefit negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road’s eight unions stalled without an agreement to stave off a planned strike, which could take effect Sunday. more
It played out like a scene from NBC’s “Seinfeld.” Jerry Seinfeld was sitting in a diner one afternoon, eating lunch, sipping coffee, chatting about quirky, mundane topics with a friend, offering deadpan observations. more
“Hard work pays off,” said Binita Shah, a student at W.T. Clarke High School, who, at 17 years old, has already rocked out with an internationally renowned band and conducted cancer research alongside college students and professors. Her 13-year-old sister, Aashini, can attest to Binita’s statement, as she also shares her sister’s musical exploits, and started research of her own, involving global warming, all before reaching high school. more
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